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brute_fury
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:D!!! Thanks Eric!!!
I'd like to report that two days this week I did some kinda new thing- what's call a Savickas Press- basically sitting on teh floor of the power rack and doing mp's. I LIKE these! They made the lil bitty mid upper back muscles feel awakened! I'll get some back straight eventually!! It's getting there!! Did bar only ones saturday and today --sets of 10.

Today
fs 45x5, 135, 175, 196, 205
185x8, 195x2, 200x2
185x6, 195x2, 200x2
185x4, 195x2, 200
185x4
then the fancy Savickas Press ss with back extensions.

Today was a success just lifting, I had to push through some discomfort but it worked out ok. Lower back was not up for any further loads.

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denver z-man
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So all that work in the gym, posted it....and 16 minutes later my alarm went off ! Sounds about right.

Never done those presses; standing ohp or seated smiths for me. You'll be strong with it, like all overhead pressing for sure.

Enjoy!

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HA! :D Thanks Eric!! I've really turned into an early bird even on days off. I used to struggle to stay up and try and be awake later at night but...what's the point? I like early mornings a lot! So peaceful and more importantly empty of other people!!!


Today
deads only
45x8, 135, 205, 265, 300, 315
325 x 3 singles, 300x3 x 3 sets, 270 x 4, 270 x6
back extensions

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Today
Fs 45 x5, 135, 175, 195, 205, 215, 220
185x9, 195 x 3, 205 x2, 215
185x6, 195 x3, 205 x2, 215
185 x4, 195 x 2 , 205
185 x 2
back extensions

Tuesday pull ups
2 sets of 10, 2 sets of 8, 2 sets 6 then aets of whatever to get a total of 100.

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brute_fury
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today
farmers handle carries 112#/ arm x 1070 feet total
t bar walks 315# x 540 total
zercher walks 112# x 700 feet
t bar quick walks 225# x 540 feet
Mossimo walks
fancy sit on the fkloor in the rack whatever salvisas press 50 x10 x 4 sets
back extensions

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today
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45x8, 135, 205, 265, 300, 320, 335
300x3 x 2 sets, 280 x4 x 2 sets, 260 x 5
anderson zerchers 135x2, 205x2, 225x3, 240x3, 250
back extensions

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brute_fury
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today
fs 45x5, 175, 195, 205, 215
185x8, 195x3, 205, 215
185x6, 190x4, 195x3, 200x2, 205
185x3, 185x2
back extensions
clean grip lunges 95# x 15/leg
zercher lunges 95#x 8/leg
fancy seated press in the rack x 10

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Fs 45x5, 135, 185, 195, 200, 205, 215, 225
180 x10, 185x6, 190 x4, 195 x3, 200x 2, 205, 210
180x5, x3, x1
Back extensions
Seated on the floor mps

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Powerpuff
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Hi Brute. Are you sitting with your ankles crossed on the seated MP?

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brute_fury
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Hey PUFF :D!!! No, I didn't even think to try ankles crossed...hmmm...I have been sitting legs straight ahead and using a barbell. Worth a try though doing different positions!

Yesterday
t bar carries 315# x 1070 feet total

Today
zercher walks 112# for time did about 3 minutes, then misc time to walk the bar back the car


I read a thread about reminding you lats to help out for deadlifts--and I tried it for fs and carries as well. It fucking works! The tip was "protect your pits!" as in lock you arms to your sides, whatever you need to do to call the lats into action. It really helped for carries!!! Really pleased so far!

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deads 45x5, 135, 205, 265, 300, 315, 320, 330
305 x3 x 2 sets, 285x3 x4 sets
295, 305, 315
anderson zerchers 135 x2, 205 x2, 235, 255, 270 <-- might be a pr?
back extensions


HOLY cow. Busy at both clinics, called in to work very 1 am for a twelve hour non stop action shift and yesterday a 2am to noon non stopper as well. So no lifts yesterday but I am totally down for the extra money.

Somehow, having Moss being more mature and I dunno , something, I finally am acting like I am living in my place to stay. I've been living alone for six years and it's just now at the point were I'd buy a microwave new instead of the thrift store. This weekend it'll be lamps that actually are not deformed and wild but new and look nice. I even purchased an actual cutting knife. AND some more utensils.

SHIT!!!

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Those are great lifts. What is your heaviest deadlift? 330 is pretty impressive to me. That busy at work sounds pretty rough, definitely can mess with the workout schedule. Best of luck getting your place set up the way you want.

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brute_fury wrote:
Hey PUFF :D!!! No, I didn't even think to try ankles crossed...hmmm...I have been sitting legs straight ahead and using a barbell. Worth a try though doing different positions!

Yesterday
t bar carries 315# x 1070 feet total

Today
zercher walks 112# for time did about 3 minutes, then misc time to walk the bar back the car


I read a thread about reminding you lats to help out for deadlifts--and I tried it for fs and carries as well. It fucking works! The tip was "protect your pits!" as in lock you arms to your sides, whatever you need to do to call the lats into action. It really helped for carries!!! Really pleased so far!


I was picturing cris-cross applesauce sitting, and was thinking it could put you in a position where your pelvis isn't level/ spine in an awkward place. No, I'd think having both feet in front with your pelvis nice and level the way you're doing them would be better to keep all your vertebrae aligned.

I haven't trained heavy carries in a long time, but you got me thinking about the lat activation aspect. I use sort of a similar cue to "protect your pits" when I Erg. My neighbor taught me to pretend you're trying to hold a walnut in your pits when you're on the rowing machine, to get the muscles in your mid-back more involved.

Have a good summer, Brutiful!

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denver z-man
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"Somehow, having Moss being more mature and I dunno , something, I finally am acting like I am living in my place to stay. I've been living alone for six years and it's just now at the point were I'd buy a microwave new instead of the thrift store. This weekend it'll be lamps that actually are not deformed and wild but new and look nice. I even purchased an actual cutting knife. AND some more utensils."


SHIT!!!

This just made me laugh and smile, smile and laugh. All it takes is one new couch to get you going! New is good, especially kitchen stuff, of which I am a big fan.

Enjoy it, and great workouts as always.

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:D Thanks Guys!

Hkd- the heaviest deadlift I have done is 360 a few years ago, most I've gotten to this year is 355.

I'll take it since it's still a thrill to be less body weight then I was then, not a huge amount but about 10 pounds that never ever would budge. Took a dog, a new job, a new day time schedule, and some serious waves of contentment and satisfaction that went along with those things to shift it--and It's still a treat every day! I'm still shaped a bit funny but I feel loads better, still!

Today
fs 45x5, 135, 185, 200, 215, 225, fail 230
180x10, 180x8, 180x6
190x3, 195x3, 200x2 x 3 sets
180x3 x 2 sets
anderson zerchers 135x2, 205, 235, 255

The FS felt super solid today--form felt tight and strong, just a nice lifting day after a treacherously busy work week. I had another surprise 1am to noon shift and also a migraine that kicked my ass tuesday. I took sunday off so I'm super excited to do a load of nothing. There were points this week were even laying on the couch sounded exhausting. BUSY BUSY BUSY.

Also my work nemesis- she doesn't know she is my nemesis but she is since she told me my hair was "too progressive" , she is however a boss type-- stormed me into a corner while I was unaware to hug me and thank me for "being everything you are!!". :{ AHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

I for the most part love hugs and hg back... but not from her!!!!! :{ I'm still frightened and alarmed.



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friday
t bar carries 315 x about 700 feet
t bar carries 265 x 300 feet

real tired friday morning.

today
farmers handle carries 112# / arm x 1040 feet total
farmers handle deadlifts 132# x arm x2, 152#/ arm x 2, 162#/ arm x 4 singles
zercher carries 132# x 540 feet x 2 trips

The Adult Responsibility Weekend continues. Went to the doctor for the first time in about 6 years for an exam, blood work, and UA. Felt nice ! So far so good and no surprises for anything.



>{:I however might have a slightly low iron OR I don't give very good samples...the lady had to do several lil finger pricks on me to get a blood sample for the iron test...my fingers and hands were too calloused to well up a lil blood drop :{ But also :D!

Next on the list is Dentist. In two weeks.

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yesterday was pull ups- 5 sets of 8, 4 set of 7, sets of 4 to get a total of 100

today
deads
45x8, 135, 205, 265, 300, 320 330
310x2 x 2 sets, 290 x3 x2 sets, 270 x 4 x 2 sets
anderson zerchers 135x2, 205, 340, 260
back extensions


Moss has a lil limp so no walks this weekend to rest him up--he chewed a bit of his paw I think that was either a small cut or something. Anywho, not walking him always seems to make me angsty.. And I am so today.

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denver z-man
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Hair is to progressive? Pics or it didn't happen.

Hugs are nice. Front squats also.

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:D Thanks Eric! Hair CAN be too progressive apparently. I wear it in a way now that doesn't offend her, however it really does bite at my soul and stifles me. SOunds dramatic but it's quite true!

Today
fs 45x5, 135, 185, 200, 210, plop fail at 220 just too low and that was that.
180x9, 180x6, 180x4 x 2 sets, 180 x3 x 5 sets
anderson zerchers 135x2, 205, 225 x2 , 245 x 2 x 3 sets
back extensions.

Here is seid hair, a picture from the day it happened, back in 2013. I'm not bitter though...um... I only remember the day and framed it in my memory with a f*in picture!! >:(

Honestly, very limited people truly make me seethe just seeing their face, she is one of them! Next hug might be more than I can bear!!!!

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denver z-man
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Wow, great picture B; that's a very striking photograph; got that whole Charlie Brown sweater thing going on too!

BTW-- Anderson park Annex @ 4355 Field st. Oct. 25 push/pull meet. Per Kpsnap.

I'm almost set to do USAPL in Aurora 12/5 & 12/6. Masters/novice/raw/lifetime natural. I just made that up; fits me though.

Carry on with your bad-assed-ness; hope to meet up and lift someday.
ERIC D.

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OH NICE Eric! You're doing the meet! :D!!!
I bet Snap is too! Chances are any weekend meets ( which are all meets) are a no go for me. I work weekends :{ The Aurora one will probably be put on by RMLC? Nice folks, my old favorite gym..that nice giant one they used to be in was so wonderful. Newer one, well, kinda squashy.

Today
t bar walks 315# x 1070 feet total
zercher walks 162# x 1070 total

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OH NICE Eric! You're doing the meet! :D!!!
I bet Snap is too! Chances are any weekend meets ( which are all meets) are a no go for me. I work weekends :{ The Aurora one will probably be put on by RMLC? Nice folks, my old favorite gym..that nice giant one they used to be in was so wonderful. Newer one, well, kinda squashy.

Today
t bar walks 315# x 1070 feet total
zercher walks 162# x 1070 total

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2busy
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Great pic, Brute!

Low iron issues?

Doesn't some of it get absorbed from the plates when you do zerchers?

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Thanks 2b! you'd think the bar would leak thru a little ... :)

Results are back and everything is good, but I probably do have a low iron level. I might think about a supplement for it since I certainly can't be bothered to cook meat or buy lots of spinach. I am the laziest ever in the kitchen. I like spinach but it requires salad dressing for me, and that's kinda making it pointless in my view!

I tried to do some more lifting friday but my hands were not cooperating. They get swollen and over it after heavier carries sometimes and wouldn't permit me to do any kinda gripping. So yesterday was a low key day of hand care, walks, and water intake ...however it's been a salty menu for a few days so that might be part of the problem.

today was pull ups
10 sets of 7, 5 sets of 5
ALSO trying out some at home barbell stuff. This weeks it's a Clean Sots press/Snatch Sots press basically a press from the bottom of an ohs with either a clean or a snatch grip. Its supposed to perk up those lil baby upper back muscles I so need to perk up. 4 sets of 5 with the bb so far.

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today
deads 45x5, 135, 205, 265, 305, 325, 340
320x2, 320, 300x2 x 4 sets
anderson zerchers 135x2, 205, 245x2 x 2 set, 245 x4
back extensions

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